Monday, March 28, 2011

Sagada Adventure - Day 1

We went to Sagada last first week of this month. Sagada is in the northern part of the country, in the Mountain Province. This place is famous for trekking, spelunking, and other outdoor activities. Although I suffered severe body pain because I am not used to walk for a long hours, climb up and down the cliff, hills, and including exploring the caves, I enjoyed my whole time while I was there.

One thing I love this place is the weather and the Pine Trees! When we are there, the weather reached as low as 9degrees early in the morning and about 14-15degrees at night. I love cold weather!

It was a 6hrs bus ride from manila to Baguio and another 6 hrs bus ride from Baguio to Sagada Province. We arrived the town proper at past noon and as soon as we reached our Inn, we hurriedly ate our lunch and get ready for the first day adventure. It was quite a cold and drizzly noon when we got there. The first place in our itinerary is the Hanging Coffins.

The sign going to Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins.

We passed by a Cemetery on our way.

One thing I noticed is that, people in Sagada use pith wood instead of candles when they visit their dead relatives.

Going to Echo Valley.

We walked for about an hour. Echo Valley is the home of Hanging Coffins. The name Echo Valley is literally means the "bouncing of sounds unto the walls of the Limestone Valley".

Echo Valley. Hanging Coffins below...

Enjoying the view of the valley before we stepped down to see the Hanging Coffins.

The Hanging Coffins

After going to Echo Valley and Hanging Coffins, we visited The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Sagada has only Philippine town that is predominantly Protestant with almost 95% baptized into the Episcopal Church. They celebrated 100th anniversary last 2001.

It was raining when we reached St. Mary's Church. We decided to go back to our Inn, take a good rest and regained our strength for the next day adventure.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:30PM, switch off our lights for an hour. Let's support this worldwide event. By doing this, we can show the world that are aware of what we can do to save energy.

Global warming seems to be an inevitable thing that's happening now, but somehow we can still do and commit to this kind of event to save our world.

Check Earth Hour website for more info.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Super Full Moon

I hope I could have some time tomorrow night to take a look at the beautiful moon. Tomorrow, we will see the super full moon, the moon is going to be 14% bigger than usual and it will bring extra-high "perigean tides" but there is nothing to worry about. The moon will be 356,575km from the earth, making it 7% closer than average. This phenomenon takes place once every 18 years or so, according to the scientists.

I think this will be a perfect time to grab your camera and take a great shot with this beautiful super full moon!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WW - Flowers are in Bloom

I fell in love with these lovely flowers when we go to Baguio last weekend to watch last day of Panagbenga Festival or Flower Festival. I had a great day with my friends!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Post Birthday Party

I want to call this a Masquerade Party! This is actually a surprise birthday party for our friend.

We rented a private resort, in Pansol, Laguna. It is so affordable and had a great accommodation. We place a a pool, great 2 air conditioned rooms, 2 restrooms, our own kitchen, fridge and stove. We even have our own Videoke machine. This place just cost us P3,000.00 overnight!

We just bought junk foods, fruits and drinks. And we bought our dinner in "Binalot sa Dahon" Restaurant.

This is my favorite, Lechon Manok!

WE had a great time the whole night. We sing-a-long and had some games with prizes.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Planning for the Next Adventure

I am very happy that I finally had time for outdoors activities. Last week, we went for a 3 days and 2 nights adventure in the Mountain Province. It's in the north side of the country. I love our trekking and spelunking activities. And I find it so addicting. I'll tell you all about our last week adventure soon, I am just preparing all the photos and I will share them all to you. I was a bit disappointed because we missed the big bonfire and the sunset, because it rains every afternoon.

Anyway, here is our next plan. We are planning to go a minor hiking and over night camping in the nearby province next month. We decided to bring tarp so that we can build a bigger tent unlike the small dome tent.

It is very practical to use tarps it is thicker, light weight and versatile. Not only that, tarp, especially the Blue poly tarp have rust resistant grommets, heat sealed seams, rope reinforced hems, mildew resistant, rot resistant, waterproof, tear and acid resistant. I am planning to buy the blue tarp for our over night camping next month.

I am very excited and hoping it won't rain on that day.